Hey Friends!

I'm Kelly Newton

I am here to point people to Jesus through yoga.

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Yoga Practitioner
Jesus first. Yoga Second.


Our Mission

Upstream Yoga presents Christ Focused Yoga.

Jesus first. Yoga second.

Pointing people to Jesus through yoga.

Isaiah 61

Can I Do Yoga and Why Should I 

Every BODY is welcome, no experience required.  

If you can breath, you can practice with me!

Sleep better. Gain more flexibility. Spiritual growth. Be Still.

1 Corinthians 6:19-20

Truths About Christ Focused Yoga

Come as you are. Whether you are a beginner or seasoned yogi we have space for you. Come join our tribe, where we will deepen not only our yoga practice but our relationship with our Father, Jesus Christ.

Acts 17:28

Fun Fact:  I am an entrepreneur at heart and own 2 other businesses.  Both go hand in hand and are very dear to my heart.

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Who is Kelly

I invite you to • INHALE • PAUSE • EXHALE • and just be.  Enjoy and embrace the pause, because He will hit play…we have the choice to walk it out or …….

I'm Kelly and I am a 220-hour Certified YogaFaith Practitioner. I married my love Phillip in 1997 and we are aspiring minimalists living a simple life with our 2 fur children.  


​I found my calling to become a yoga practitioner at my sanctuary, the ocean. The salt air does me good, I came home a changed woman after my first yoga retreat. My gorgeous husband encouraged me as he always does. I resisted; this was not my dream….but God...it was His dream for me. I choose to surrender it all and follow hard and fast after the plans He had planned for me all along. 


This must be what it feels like to truly be in His Will.

As a devoted yoga practitioner based in North Carolina, I am passionate about helping more people of all levels enjoy the benefits of yoga. I am a space maker; I invite you to meet me in this space and just be. When was the last time you inhaled, paused and exhaled?


Fully Insured and Certified.

For in Him we live, we move and have our being. Acts 17:28

To play, press and hold the enter key. To stop, release the enter key.


• inhale • pause • exhale •





Join our inner circle of friends today and stay in the know.


Christ Focused Yoga

Polkton Baptist Church

Polkton, NC

6:00 - 7:00 pm

$5 per person


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4th Saturday 

Christ Focused Yoga

Vineyard at The Old Place

Peachland, NC

11:00 - 12:00 pm

$7 per person


Private Sessions

Private Sessions are a great way to deepen your relationship with our great God and strengthen your yoga practice.  We offer sessions for individuals, families, small groups, corporate workplaces, teachers, school students and much more.  Please inquire for more information.



Christ Focused Yoga

The Bottle Factory Venue

Monroe, NC

12:00 - 1:00 pm

$5 per person





Wedding Day Yoga

Why Wedding Day Yoga? 

Because moments pass too quickly.

Stay calm and present for one of the most important days of your life.

We offer a variety of unique services for wedding occasions from day of classes to bachelorette parties.

Please inquire for more information.

Fit Flow Yoga
Fit Flow Yoga

This flowing class focuses on connecting our breath with movement. We will focus on building whole-body strength and stability in tandem with a carefully sequenced flow. Expect to build heat, have fun, and feel invigorated when you leave.

Gentle Flow Yoga
Gentle Flow Yoga

These feel good classes helps us to recognize your body. A slower paced class for all levels with a gentle exploration of your strength, balance and flexibility, through a mix of movements and breathing techniques. You’ll flow through a mix of traditional yoga postures aimed to open up your body and increase flexibility, and some newer, less traditional movements that achieve fantastic results. Each class will be a unique flow.

Candlelit Restorative Yoga
Candlelit Restorative Yoga

This class is the perfect antidote to a fast-paced lifestyle and a great compliment to other forms of yoga. Ease into a gentle yoga practice including stretching movements, immunity building techniques, and stress-releasing flows. As you feel more relaxed, you will be guided into restorative yoga postures to help bring the body into a state of balance and peace.

Chair Yoga
Chair Yoga

Slower paced class that uses a chair for support. Focus is on mindful movement of the body; and incorporating a variety of modifications using props, basic breathing techniques and meditation.

Private Session
Private Session

Ready to dive deeper into your practice? During your private yoga session, I will work closely with you to fine tune and personalize your mat time. We will work on your specific goals for flexibility, strength and meditation. Yoga is a personal practice. Give yourself the gift of private yoga sessions.

Corporate Yoga
Corporate Yoga

Do you want to increase productivity and reduce stress? Schedule a private yoga session that comes to your office. Provide staff with the physical and mental health benefits that yoga can provide us all.

Let's Connect

Thanks Friend!

Join our inner circle of friends and allow your heart to exhale.     • Inhale • Pause • Exhale •